The Touch Bar on the MacBook is a pain in the ass. I’ve been getting sick of fighting with it to adjust volume and wanted an alternative to using the icon in the Mac OS menu bar. I already had some AppleScript code I use to reset volume to start my work day, so I ran with it to make a simple Alfred Workflow.
I didn’t realize how awesome this workflow would be. I’m using it all the time, even on my other Mac, which has the keyboard volume control buttons.
Get it on GitHub.
I think it’s time to whip up a quick AppleScript that launches a number of Applications I work with instead of launching them individually everyday.
Looking for a quick way to lock your screen and put the display to sleep on Mac OS X using Quicksilver?
- Download Sleep Display.
- Extract the zip file and move SleepDisplay to your Applications folder.
- Run the SleepDisplay application at least once.
- Fire up Script Editor and enter the following code:
do shell script "/System/Library/CoreServices/Menu\\ Extras/User.menu/Contents/Resources/CGSession -suspend"
launch application "SleepDisplay"
- Save this script to a location cataloged by Quicksilver.
- Create a HotKey Trigger in Quicksilver to run the script. I use command-control-shift-S as my keystroke combination.
I’m running Mac OS 10.5.1 on an iMac and this works great!